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Mr. Scot

Best ever Panthers draft?

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2001 and 2007 were both great, but when we look back in a few years after winning Super Bowls it's gonna be hard to go against Cam ('11), Kuechly ('12), or Star ('13), as they will be the studs that bring home the Lombardi.

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Im going to bump this in 3 years and laugh at everyone

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I think this upcoming draft COULD be the best draft ever for us, if we play our cards right. Simply because we have a chance to meet team needs with great talent and build depth with good talent. This draft class is all but perfect for us (would be perfect if there were more great corners and a few more OTs).

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2001 really was a phenomenal draft.

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I have to say Beason Kalil CJ Draft

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Getting a franchise QB is indeed a big deal, but outside of Cam we spent picks on...

Terrell McClain (3rd)

Sione Fua (3rd)

Brandon Hogan (4th)

Lawrence Wilson (6th)

Zack Williams (6th)

Lee Ziemba (7th)

There was Pilares in the 5th but I'm pretty sure he'll be gone by September too.

And of course, the 2nd round pick from that year was used to get Armanti Edwards in 2010.

If the rest of the draft had produced something, I could see the argument. But outside of Cam, that's a crapfest.

We hit on the pick that mattered most. Cam was worth the whole draft imo

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We hit on the pick that mattered most. Cam was worth the whole draft imo

 

No one player is ever worth an entire draft, not even a franchise quarterback.  That kind of thinking leads to stuff like the Ricky Williams trade.

 

Those picks could have been used to obtain players like the kind we're missing right now.

 

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The best draft pick was Newton followed closely by Luke Kuechly.   The best draft was 2001.  A draft has to include more than 1 great pick so 2011 doesn't really qualify.  2007 was very good as well although it took Johnson 3 years to actually become a starter. 

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Joe Adams hurts me though :(, I thought he was gonna be a beast

He was the later pick that everyone wanted. He was a guy brought up numerous times on here before the draft. I was finally like "they picked my guy!" And then you see how that turned out. I'm still disappointed. Maybe if he wasn't so tiny, he'd have another shot. No other teams jumped in him either.

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